The Newman Fellowship Programme celebrated its 30th anniversary with a celebratory dinner in April 2019. Former UCD President, Dr Patrick Masterson, shared his memories of founding the postdoctoral programme in 1989 to support early career researchers in the depth of economic recession.
Almost 200 Newman Fellows alumni attended the event and enjoyed an entertaining panel discussion facilitated by Professor Pat Wall, with current and former Fellows and mentors: Professor Glen Doherty, Professor Ursula Fearon, Professor Brigid Laffan and Dr Christine Shan (Kerry Group Newman Fellow in Food Safety). The evening also saw the launch of Exceptional Minds, a book commemorating the first 30 years of the Newman Fellowship Programme.
The Newman Fellowship Programme is only made possible through philanthropy. We would like to thank all of our donors for their generous support.